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Sidewalk Arts Festival this Saturday in Sioux Falls

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Thousands of people will head to downtown Sioux Falls this Saturday to check out hundreds of vendors at the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.

The Sidewalk Arts Festival is one of the longest running festivals in Sioux Falls. This will be the 49th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. The event will be held on Saturday from 9:00 in the morning until 5:00 at night. Admission to the event is free.

This year marks the 7th year the festival will take place on the downtown streets surrounding the Washington Pavilion. The area blocked off for the event will be Main and Dakota Avenues between 12th and 10th Streets and 11th Street from Main west to Minnesota Avenue. The event will showcase over 250 fine art, folk art, craft, and food booths.

There will be a lot of great activities for kids in the Children's Studio. Here's a list of those activities:

· Pavilion Community Learning Center - Face painting, bounce house.

· Kirby Science Discovery Center-Rockets & animal demonstrations (weather permitting.)

· Here 4 Youth - Colored rice sensory experience, make and take their silly putty.

· Lutheran Social Services - Tissue paper flower craft.

· Minnehaha County 4-H - Agriculture educational game.

· Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove - Coffee filter butterflies.

· South Dakota Ag in the Classroom - Corn finger painting - They'll use ag products like corn starch to make their own finger paints.

· Youth Enrichment Services - Art activities incorporating sensory science and math for children ages 3-5.

· Helpline Center - Children's art project and volunteer activity for local non-profit.

· Groove, Inc. - Percussion instruments for children to play - drums, marimba, tambourines, and triangles plus a child's size small snare drum.

· Sioux Council Boy Scouts of America - Knot tying.

Admission to the Children's Studio activities is free and face painting is $2/child. Proceeds go to support education programs in the Visual Arts Center.

Admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center is $5 for the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult and admission stickers must be obtained at the Pavilion Box Office.

The Home Federal Bank parking ramp will be converted into the food court with several food and beverage vendors.

Additional FREE entertainment will be offered in the Nelson Amphitheater located at the corner of Main and 11th. The schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Childbloom Guitar Program of Sioux Falls

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Sound Cascade - Sweet Adeline Chorus

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Broken Resolve

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Mogen's Heroes

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Ryan Kickland

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Kirby Science Discovery Center Summer Sidewalk Series Finale

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Groove, Inc.

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. The Generations

You can also buy a commemorative print for the event. This year organizers selected artist Mary Ellen Connelly to create a work of art that will be sold at the Pavilion information booth on Saturday. The 28in. x 22 in. print titled Raging Tulips is numbered and signed by the artist and they are limiting the number of prints to only 100. These prints are now on sale at the Visual Arts Center Gift Shop for $100 each. All proceeds go back to the Visual Arts Center to assist with keeping the visual arts accessible to everyone.

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